Monday, November 23, 2009

Weekend Update Part One

Waiting at ringside.
Rory and I are home from our travels. I am at work and just plain tired. Catching up will take a few days.
Four days of shows and getting up very early! (3 AM on Thursday and Sunday.) It was four days of learning for both of us. Rory behaved really well. Did everything in the ring that I asked without any silliness. We came home with two second place ribbons and two third place ribbons. (Right now I have his ribbons on my refrigerator and it is starting to fill up.)
While I had hoped for better I am hopeful for the future. One of the judges did say that in three or four months Rory will be one to watch. That made me feel good. Especially after one of the judges who was really nasty. That is one I won't go back to. It was wonderful talking with old friends and making new ones.
Rory is glad to be home and looking forward to playing with his little friend. Only thing is Rory is getting so big that poor little Sandy can't reach his face unless Rory lays down on the ground.
I am looking forward to my evening in my stitching chair. I found that there is just no time to stitch at a dog show. Nor is the motel a good place. Especially when at the end of the day you are just so tired you can't keep your eyes focused.

And finally I got a decent photo of Rosie, who stayed home keeping her eye on things. Actually when I told her we were getting ready to go this was the expression on her face. Do you think she was concerned? I don't think I really want to know what she was thinking.

Most of my stitching has been for gifts but I do have a couple of photos to share. Unfortunately I forgot them and will update again with those tomorrow.

Until next time....................

Love and stitches


and licks from Rory too


Sandy In Montana said...

Congratulations Rory !!!! give that boy a cookie and a hug. He has grown into such a handsome boy.

Berit said...

Oh, Rory looks so good! Congrats on the placings (though you wished for higher) It will come, as one judge said.

I'm having a smidgen of a giveaway on my blog, so stop in if you have a moment before Turkey Day. :D

Ranae said...

Congrats! you two.
Rory is a beauty.
Enjoy the evening stitching.

Shari said...

sounds like a tiring, but very good weekend!!!
I oh so remember those early mornings! We used to go to rabbit shows!!!

Nita said...

Congratulations on your ribbons! That really is wonderful for both you and Rory.
Rosie looks like she kept a very good eye on everything - I'm sure she would have told you if anything of interest had occurred ;-)

Jennifer said...

That Rory is so handsome there!
I'm sure you are so proud of him.
It is kinda hard to stitch while traveling, I can only imagine with the stress of the dog showing and everything, I would be pooped out.
Looking forward to your pictures!


Kathy said...

Congratulations to Rory! He gets more beautiful with each photo!

Mare said...

How very handsome Rory is! Congrats of the ribbons and I am sure Rosie missed you both!

Vonna said...

Rory and cute ;)
And YAY Rory for his win! And I've always said he's a handsome young man :)

Barb said...

Hi Kathy and Rory,
Oh what a clever boy (and mum) I have never shown our retreivers but their parents have been show dogs and been to crufts. Ollie has epilepsy so we couldnt show him anyway. Rory is such a handsome chap and I am sure you will go far with him.
Look forward to some stitching next time
hugs Barb

Sheila said...

Congraulations to Rory and you. Enjoy stitching and Have a wonderful thanksgiving.

dixiesamplar said...

Wow, you guys did a great job! Congratulations!

He is really maturing into a gorgeous young man! And Rosie, she is priceless...pure cat through & through! They always act like they can do without you...but, you know she loves ya!


Meari said...

Congrats on doing well at the dog show.

Andrea said...

Congratulations on the placings.

htimcj said...

Great job, Rory!

Nancy M said...

He's so young so I am sure he is learning at each show and getting better with each try. 3 am??? I'd not be doing any stitching either!

Carolyn NC said...

Congrats for Rory's fine performances and he's still pretty young, but so beautiful! Love all the pics!